The Lodger

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In Brief: Fresh from his stint in the German film industry, Alfred Hitchcock gave the British movie world a well-needed shot in the arm with The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) starring the immensely popular Ivor Novello. In so doing, he also gave the world its very first movie that feels like what we think of when we say an “Alfred Hitchcock film.” Though usually remembered for only a handful of scenes, there’s much here that presages later Hitchcock works — including, though hardly limited to, the master’s own penchant for blondes. See it and see the birth of one of film’s greatest directors. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on April 22, 2009.
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June Tripp, Malcolm Keen
Rated: NR

The Asheville Film Society will screen The Lodger on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at The Grail Moviehouse, hosted by Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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